Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a professor of psychology at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was declared a “scientific entrepreneur” from the American Association of Psychology. Author of 16 books and 250+ publications, she served as president of the International Congress for Infant Studies and is a member of the governing board of the Society for Research in Child Development. Her “Einstein Never Used Flashcards” won the Book for a Better Life Award in 2003, and her “Becoming Brilliant (2016) reached The New York Times Best Sellers List in education.

Hirsh-Pasek has won awards from every psychological and educational society for her science and translational work designed to bridge basic science and educational impact. A founding member of the Latin American School for Educational and Cognitive Neuroscience, she has spearheaded a global network of scientists devoted to educational science. Cofounder of the global Learning Science Exchange Fellowship, she brings together scientists, journalists, policymakers, and entertainers to put the learning science in the hands of educators. Her newest initiative Playful Learning Landscapes reimagines cities and public spaces as places with science-infused designs that enhance academic and social opportunities. Hirsh-Pasek frequently comments for national media, such as NPR and The New York Times. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more on Hirsh-Pasek and her work, please visit her personal website here.

  • Current Positions

    • Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow and Professor of Psychology at Temple University
    • Steering Committee on the Latin American for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences
    • Founder of Ultimate Block Party
    • President of the International Congress on Infant Studies
  • Past Positions

    • Associate Editor of Child Development
  • Education

    • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1981
    • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 1975
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